Celebrity Craft Professional Mark Montano’s latest book the Big-Ass Book of Bling is out and ready to surprise you and your friends with all of the great DIY jewelry and accessories you can make with household items. At CreateForLess, we love watching Mark Montano’s easy and entertaining DIY videos on his YouTube channel, Make Your Mark, and after watching Mark Montano interview himself, we had a few questions we were dying to ask him ourselves…
What are your favorite tools and supplies to work with?
My all time favorite tools are white school glue (because it’s delicious), E-6000, Krylon spray paints, Jacquard paints, and lately…..Perler beads. I’m addicted to them. Perhaps I’m revisiting my childhood? Who am I kidding. I’m just a big hairy kid.
What are some of your favorite crafting trends?
Trends scare me. I’m always afraid I’ll melt crayons on something and then try to put it in a mason jar and cover it in chalkboard paint. That said, the glass fusing microwave kilns are blowing up and I love mine! Generally I’m loving that jewelry making is so huge right now, too. I like that people are proud to wear the things they create.
Are there any new supplies or tools you can’t wait to try?
Hm…..I have to say that I’m interested in felting and soldering right now. Two things that I’m not really familiar with and am really interested in trying. I think that both of these skills would up my crafting game a bit. Get out of my way when I learn how to felt, baby!
Is there anything you find really challenging?
I can’t knit or crochet and I can’t get the hang of it. I have a mental block and people have threatened to stab me with their knitting needles from frustration when they were trying to teach me. I also cannot tap dance but I pretend like I can when I’m wearing dress shoes.
Show us a picture that best describes your crafting personality…